Join Us Virtually this Fall!

Written by Pam Peterson, RN, BSN on July 9, 2020

Earlier this year, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person gathering of Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) due to the coronavirus – but a sense of community helps people heal and that is why we are adapting to meet our community's needs virtually. When we announced the cancelation, we also asked for your feedback, suggestions, and thoughts on future programming – and based on our survey results, Phoenix Society is continuing to develop more offerings and initiatives so that we can all find the support we need and ways to stay connected. 

 

You asked and we listened – We are extremely excited to announce that we are hosting a virtual Phoenix WBC this fall! Join us for two and a half days of connection, programming, and community. Our virtual conference will be customizable and offer flexibility to fit within your needs and schedule (learn more below!). 


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Phoenix WBC At-A-Glance

When: October 23 - 25, 2020.  

Our Youth + Family programming will primarily take place from October 19 – 22, 2020. 


What: You can expect to see Learning Sessions on a variety of topics related to living with a burn injury, Healing Through Our Stories - Open Mic, Regional Roundups, Youth + Family Programming and so much more! Additional information and a full schedule will be available soon.  


Who: Burn survivors, loved ones + caregivers, kids + teens, burn care professionals, first responders, burn community leaders + partners, and supporters + allies.  


Where: You can join from anywhere! Both webcam and call-in options will be available.  


How to Register: Registration will open in early August. Sign up for Phoenix WBC email updates to receive a notification when registration is available.  

Registration Cost: $50 

New Offerings 

Viewing Parties – Although we cannot gather as one large group this year, that doesn’t mean you have to attend Phoenix WBC alone. If safe to do so, organizations may be interested in holding a viewing party – we will provide organizations with a party guide containing helpful tips and ideas, along with a resource bundle.


Regional Roundups – Another way to connect with local support, resources, and meet new people from your region! We are working with our regional partners to host meet ups during Phoenix WBC.  


After-Care Sessions – Interactive opportunities to learn more and get involved with the physical aftercare journey. 


Healing Through Our Stories - Open Mic – Phoenix WBC wouldn’t be Phoenix WBC without Open Mic, this year it’s just taking place virtually! We also encourage you to join us for our first Healing Through Our Stories - Open Mic happening later this month – learn more and sign up here


 And more!  

Youth + Family Programming  

When: Monday – Thursday, October 19 – 22nd. Your family will have the choice to attend one of the hour-long sessions being offered. (6-7 pm EST and 6-7 pm PST).  

Programming will include family activities, opportunities to increase social skills, and communication building and teamwork activities.  We’ll also be offering a Parent Panel, Teen Survivor Support Group, and a Teen Sibling/Family Member Support Group during the weekend.  



Check back soon and sign up for email updates for additional programming information. We can't wait to gather virtually this fall! Fill out the form below to sign up for email notifications.